The Magic Cake: The cake to make with the kiddies!

The Magic Cake: The cake to make with the kiddies!

The Magic Cake is the coolest. You make one simple batter, pour it into into a pan,  and it “magically” bakes up into a lovely three layer cake, which includes a delicious custard in the middle.

After I baked the cake and cut out a piece, I could hardly believe the results.  All I could think of was how excited kids would be-- helping to make to the cake and then seeing and tasting the results!

I used whole wheat flour to make the cake, but the recipe actually calls for all-purpose flour. If you make it that way, your cake will be lighter in color than mine.

The recipe,  from a blog called Jo Cooks, also features a magic chocolate version and a butterscotch version too.

Magic Custard Cake

4 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter (or 1 stick), melted
¾ cup flour
2 cups lukewarm milk

Preheat oven to 325.

Separate egg whites from the yolks. In medium size bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar until light. Add melted butter and vanilla and beat 1-2 more minutes. Add flour and mix until fully incorporated.

Slowly add the milk and beat until well mixed together. Add egg whites, a third at a time, and gently fold them into the batter using a spatula. Batter will appear very thin. It’s supposed to be that way.

Pour batter into 8” x 8” baking dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 50 minutes or until top is lightly golden. Sprinkle with powered sugar after cake has cooled.


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